Contract Dispute Mediation Utah
Contracts are often used for business partners, employees, and service or maintenance agreements. Contract disputes often occur as the result of the two parties of the contract disagreeing on initial terms of the contract before it becomes legally binding or when they disagree about the outcome of the contract. If one of the parties feels harmed or taken advantage of by the contract this can lead to a serious dispute.
When contract disputes occur it is important to consider all option for resolution. It has been the common misconception that the only available service for contract dispute resolution is formal litigation. A practical and effective alternative to litigation is contract mediation. This alternative to litigation is advantageous because it allows both parties to voice concerns and come to a mutual agreement rather than letting a judge make the decision for them. Contract mediation is also considerably less expensive than litigation and usually only takes a few hours to a few days.
When a contract dispute is settled using mediation, there is no need to appear in court. Mediation is completely private and kept from public record. During contract mediation both parties have the opportunity to discuss the entire dispute and repair the relationship damage as a result of the dispute. The contract mediator enables both parties to communicate openly and effectively to reach a mutual understanding. If continued throughout the relationship, open communication prevent future disputes.
As an alternative to litigation, contract mediation can be started even after litigation has been started or it can be used in addition to litigation. Most cases can be settled quickly with cooperation from both parties. If you have questions about contract mediation in Utah please call the office of Thomas V Rasmussen (801)484-3000